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Libya capital flights suspended after deadly rocket fire

Tripoli - Flights at the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport were suspended Thursday after deadly overnight rocket fire, a spokesman for the country's unity government said.

Russians hail 'hero' pilot after Moscow emergency landing

Moscow - A Russian pilot was hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a Moscow corn field after a bird strike.

Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire

Dublin - Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in western Ireland for several hours on Thursday after fire broke out on the undercarriage of an aircraft on the runway, an airport spokesman said.

Russians hail 'hero' pilot after Moscow emergency landing

Moscow - A Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero on Thursday for landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a Moscow corn field after a bird strike.

Russian Airbus makes emergency landing in corn field

Moscow - A Russian Airbus with more than 230 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in a corn field outside Moscow on Thursday after hitting a flock of seagulls, officials said.There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

'An eye for an eye': sea of black at Hong Kong airport protest

Fpo - The protesters streamed into Hong Kong airport and quickly transformed the arrivals hall at one of the world's busiest transport hubs into a sea of black.

Cathay Pacific warns staff over 'illegal protests'

Fpo - Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific warned staff on Monday that they could be fired for supporting "illegal protests", as the firm comes under pressure from Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations.

Cathay Pacific warns staff over 'illegal protests'

Fpo - Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific warned staff on Monday that they could be fired for supporting "illegal protests", as the firm comes under pressure from Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations.

Cathay Pacific warns staff over 'illegal protests'

Fpo - Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific warned staff on Monday that they could be fired for supporting "illegal protests", as the firm comes under pressure from Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations.

Cathay Pacific warns it could fire staff for supporting 'illegal protests'

Fpo - Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific warned its staff on Monday that they could be fired if they "support or participate in illegal protests", as the airline comes under pressure from Beijing.

Cathay to comply with China rules over Hong Kong protests

Fpo - Cathay Pacific said Saturday it will comply with new rules from China banning staff who support Hong Kong's protesters from working on flights to the mainland or through its airspace.

US upgrades Hong Kong travel warning as airport protest planned

Fpo - Washington on Thursday warned US citizens to "exercise increased caution" when travelling to Hong Kong, as protesters announced three days of new demonstrations at the city's airport.

'Majestic' WWII Spitfire takes off on round-the-world flight

Chichester - An original Spitfire plane took off from Britain on Monday on an unprecedented attempt to fly the iconic World War II fighter around the globe.

The many ways of crossing the English Channel

Paris - By plane, hot-air balloon and gondola: the English Channel has been crossed in many inventive ways, and on Sunday Frenchman Franky Zapata succeeded in crossing on a jet-powered hoverboard on his second attempt.

Frenchman achieves 'dream' of first hoverboard Channel crossing

Ringwould - A French daredevil who spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard zoomed across the English Channel on Sunday, fulfilling his quest after pulling off a tricky refuelling manoeuvre that cut short his first attempt 10 days ago.

Frenchman takes off on 'Flyboard' for second Channel crossing bid

Sangatte - A daredevil French inventor on Sunday launched his second attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard, taking off from the northern French coast amid a crowd of onlookers.

French 'Flyboard' inventor poised for 2nd Channel crossing bid

Paris - A Frenchman who has spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard will again try to zoom across the English Channel on Sunday, after a first attempt last month was cut short when a botched refuelling attempt sent him into the water.

Airbus profits more than double in first half

Paris - European aerospace giant Airbus Wednesday reported profits more than doubled in the first half of the year, a strong result it attributed mainly to increased production of its A320 family of aircraft.It said net profits reached 1.197 billion euros ($1....

Flying Frenchman to make new Channel bid this week: team

Lille - A daredevil French inventor who last week narrowly failed in an eye-catching bid to cross the Channel on a jet-powered flyboard will make a new attempt in the next days, his team announced on Monday.

Hong Kong protesters rally at airport to 'educate' visitors

Fpo - Thousands of Hong Kongers, including flight attendants, held a rally in the airport's arrivals hall on Friday to "educate" visitors about the demonstrations currently gripping the international finance hub as it braces for another weekend of protests.

Hong Kong protesters rally at airport to 'educate' visitors

Fpo - Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, including flight attendants, held a rally in the airport's arrival hall on Friday in a bid to "educate" visitors about the unprecedented demonstrations currently roiling the international finance hub.

Taiwan presidential smuggling scandal engulfs China Airlines

Taipei - A smuggling scandal implicating Taiwan's presidential bodyguards has engulfed China Airlines after the island's largest carrier revealed huge quantities of duty-free cigarettes were routinely sold to staff accompanying the island's leader on visits ove...

BA resumes Cairo flights after security review

London - British Airways said Thursday it would resume flights to Cairo following a week's suspension, having reviewed its security measures.BA flights to and from the Egyptian capital will start again on Friday, it said in a statement.

Flying Frenchman fails in Channel crossing bid

Sangatte - A daredevil French inventor on Thursday failed in his attempt to fly across the Channel standing on a jet-powered "flyboard", crashing into the sea but vowing to try again.

North Korea's Air Koryo to begin direct flights to Macau

Fpo - North Korea's national airline Air Koryo will resume direct flights from Pyongyang to the gambling enclave of Macau next week after a 15-year hiatus, the Chinese territory's civil aviation authority said.

Flying Frenchman to attempt pioneering Channel 'flyboard' crossing

Sangatte - A daredevil French inventor is Thursday to attempt a flight across the Channel standing on a jet-powered "flyboard", in an ambitious crossing he sees as following in the footsteps of the aviation pioneers.

China defends air patrol with Russia after S. Korea, Japan fury

Bejing - China on Wednesday defended a joint air force exercise with Russia that triggered a furious response from regional US allies South Korea and Japan over a perceived airspace violation.

Egypt chides BA for 'unilateral' decision to ground flights

Apo - Egypt's civil aviation minister criticised British Airways on Sunday, a day after it suspended flights to Cairo citing security concerns.

BA suspends flights to Cairo on security grounds

London - British Airways said Saturday it had suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precautionary measure following a security review.

'I miss their laughter': Grieving crash dad slams 'shameful' Boeing

Washington - A grieving Canadian man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia in March told the US Congress Wednesday that his life had "no meaning anymore", calling the aircraft manufacturer's practices "shameful.
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